At our monthly writers' workshop, my friend Teena read her beautiful This I Believe essay, which inspired me to go to NPR for more. Check this out: Edward R. Murrow, introducing the original series. Turn on your speakers and listen to him. Sigh ... the good old days.
And it's not just his sound. His words still ring true today:
We hardly need to be reminded that we are living in an age of confusion -- a lot of us have traded in our beliefs for bitterness and cynicism or for a heavy package of despair, or even a quivering portion of hysteria.
This week, write your This I Believe essay. Don't worry if it fits a certain word count; you don't need to submit it. Just write it.